According to my Bessemer roster 2 groups of gons. came from the Union R.R. 1st 18001-18025dteel gon. blt. 1953 70 ton Greenville second hand. 2nd group18051-18063 second hand steel gons. with cont. slope sheet, blt. 1954 70 ton Greenville. There is no evidence of gons. in the 6000or 9000 series going to the B&LE. in the roster I have Dave Boss
From: Charles Tapper <email@example.com>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] Re: Bessemer & Lake Erie large herald date (UNCLASSIFIED)
The URR gons didn't go to LT. They bought them new...different build year and different builder. The McKCRR cars also are not URR cars. I have seen builders photos of all three. And there are subtle differences between at least the McKCRR cars and the URR cars.
I was unaware of any of the URR 6000 or 9000 series cars going to B&LE, but would like to know that... Somebody on another list stated that these URR 50' cars were rebuilt into the G-11 gondolas in the fifties. I have no way of verifying that, but they disappear from the ORERs quickly in the early '50s IIRC.
From: Tim O'Connor <mailto:timboconnor%40comcast.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:33 AM
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] Re: Bessemer & Lake Erie large herald date (UNCLASSIFIED)
I have over 150 B&LE pics I've found online. They painted 50' double door
box cars, some low side gondolas, and some other gondolas (e.g. "Coil Coach")
in this paint scheme.
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